Help Keep Louis' Diner "All In the Family"

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Flickr photo from danmachold.

I was reading on the RichmondSF blog that Louis’ Diner, that little vintage number up the road from the Cliff House, is running into some issues. Here’s more from the post: “The diner, which has been owned and run by the Hontalas family for 73 years, is currently on a year-to-year lease with the National Park Service (the diner technically sits on federal land). The restaurant needs maintenance work and upgrades to be in compliance with accessibility laws, but the family understandably doesn’t want to invest in the repairs with only a year-to-year lease on the property.

“Federal law also requires that the restaurant space be put up for bid, and apparently a couple of prospects already toured the place on March 24. Inside the Outside Lands says that ‘most of the park service personnel out here who know Louis’ want it to stay with the Hontalas family,’ but point out that those making the decision will be members of a federal committee that won’t know much about Louis’ history and standing in the community.

“So that’s where you can help. Show your support for the Hontalas family to continue operating Louis’ Diner by signing the online petition, or emailing a story, memory (or even a sentence!). If you prefer, mail in your words of support to: Louis’ Restaurant, 902 Point Lobos Road, San Francisco, CA 94121.

“And mark you calendars - Louis’ will host a community event on April 17th from 10am-2pm. Come out with your family and friends to show your support - there will be free hot dogs!”